The promoters of the Utilita Live at the Drive-In entertainment series have cancelled all planned UK dates, including shows planned at the Milton Keynes Bowl.
The National Bowl in Milton Keynes had originally been scheduled to host live entertainment for 300 cars per show, with music, comedy, stage and family-friendly shows.
Acts such as Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Beverley Knight, The Zutons, KT Tunstall and more were scheduled to play in Milton Keynes, as were 2 runs of the acclaimed stage show Six.
However, two weeks before the first shows were due to happen and despite new performances being added as recently as this week, the events’ promoters have now announced all shows nationwide under this banner will now no longer happen.
In separate statements, promoters Live Nation and event sponsor Utilita confirmed that the event’s cancellation relates to localised lockdowns in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Live Nation’s statement, as reported “The Live From The Drive-In concert series will no longer proceed as planned this summer. We received huge support from artists, the live music production contractors, our headline sponsor Utilita along with our other partners, and of course you, the fans.
“However, the latest developments regarding localised lockdowns mean it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence.”
Live Nation also confirmed all ticket holders will be refunded within the next 7 days.
In their statement, Utilita said, “Utilita Live From The Drive-In series will no longer take place in the summer of 2020.
“We had worked tirelessly on exciting plans for what was promising to be a fantastic couple of months of entertainment across the UK.
“However, we fully understand and support the necessary decision to cancel due to concerns over localised lockdowns.”